Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

(Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford).

8th. and 9th.  July 2023.  

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Priests in the Parish:

Liam Cassin (Parish Priest)  Telephone: 056 776 8693 or Mobile 087 231 2354

Peter Hoyne (Retired)           Telephone: 056 776 8678 or Mobile 086 373 8492

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish: – Monday 10th. to Sunday 16th. July 2023. 

Hugginstown: ​Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m. 

Vigil – Saturday 15th. at 8.00p.m.;      Sunday 16th. at 10.00a.m.

Stoneyford: ​Wednesday 12th. at 7.00p.m.    ​Vigil – Saturday 15th. at 6.30p.m.   

Tuesday 11th.​Feast of St. Benedict, (Patron of Europe)

Saturday 15th.  ​Feast of St. Bonaventure.

Pray for:

Anniversary Masses:     

Miriam Brennan, Lawcus.  Mass in Stoneyford  Church on Saturday 8th. July at 6.30p.m.

Tom Butler, Boolyglass.  Mass in Hugginstown  Church on Saturday 8th. July at 8.00p.m.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:  

MauraRoche,  Lawcus.  Mass in Stoneyford on Saturday 15th. July at 6.30p.m.

Ellen Doyle, Hugginstown;  Mass in Hugginstown on Saturday 5th. July at 8.00p.m.

Kathleen Tennyson:  Remembrance Mass in Hugginstown on Sunday 16th. at 10.00.

Rota for next week-end: 15th. and 16th. July. (Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:     Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett.

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m  John Barron.  Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Foran.

Eucharistic Ministers:​​   

Stoneyford:     Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny.

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick. Sunday 10.00a.m. Ruth Crowley

June Collection:

The “June Collection 2023” for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese will be taken up during the months of June/July.  Envelopes for this collection are available at the back of the Church. Many thanks to those who have already contributed.

Cemetery Mass:   

Mass in Sheepstown Cemetery is postponed to a later date.

Mass in Stonecarthy Cemetery on Friday 4th. August at 8.00p.m.  

Safeguarding Contacts:   

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:  Ms. Kathleen Sherry Tel: 087 100 0232.

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:  Teresa Broderick  and Carmel O’Toole.

Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions last weekend amounted to €675.00. Thank You.  

Pilgrimage to Knock:

The Annual Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock will take place next Sunday 16th. July.

Mass at 3.00p.m. with Anointing of the Sick beforehand at 2.30p.m.

Emblems and Newsletters available at P.T.A.A. Stand in St John’s Rest & Care Centre or via

Youth 2000 Summer Festival:

Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare.from Thursday 10th. August to Sunday 13th. August 2023. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, concert, workshops, dramas, share groups, reconciliation and healing service and Mass. Donation only and we have buses going from all over Ireland. For more information and to book your place go to

Lotto: Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 3rd. July 2023 ​​Numbers: 26; 25; 15; 32.

No Winner First 3 Numbers Drawn: ​​No Jackpot Winner:

5 x €30.00. Winners:  Pat O’Neill, Stonecarthy;  Simon, Eddie ….c/o James Irish;  

Bridie Murphy, Dunbell;       Tessie Maher, Kyleva;​Jason Barden, Danesfort.

3 x €15.00 (Sellers):  James Irish;​Eamon Irish;​Ann Power.

Next Draw on Monday 10th. July.  Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Next week: Match 3: €500.00; (First 3 Numbers Drawn)   Jackpot: €7,100.00. (4 Numbers)

Diocese of Ossory Safeguarding Audit:

The 2022 Diocesan Safeguarding Audit was carried out to reflect the period between

November 2021 and November 2022. The audit is completed as part of our compliance with Standard 7 (Quality Assuring Compliance with the Standards) as set out in theSafeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016 developed by the National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI). Audit forms were distributed to every parish in October 2022. There was full compliance in return of the audit forms with all 42 parishes returning theircompleted forms. Overall, there appears to be a strong awareness and compliance with the requirements of safeguarding in all parishes.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

Members of the Society will join locals and others, on this Sunday July 9th. for the annual climb of Tory Hill on Fraochan Sunday. This ancient tradition pre-dates Christianity and is associated with the ancient festival of Lughanasa. Michael Fortune of will give a talk at the summit of the hill, on the traditions associated with Fraochan Sunday at 2.00p.m. Climbing/walking to the summit takes, on average, one hour. The society would like to thank Kilkenny County Council for financial assistance received for this event, under the Community Events Grants Scheme 2023.


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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email:

First Reading

A Reading from the Prophet Zechariah 

The Lord says this:

Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion!

Shout with gladness, daughter of Jerusalem!

See now, your king comes to you;

he is victorious, he is triumphant,

humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

He will banish chariots from Ephraim and horses from Jerusalem;

the bow of war will be banished.

He will proclaim peace for the nations.

His empire shall stretch from sea to sea,

from the River to the ends of the earth.

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm

Response:    I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

I will give you glory, O God my king, I will bless your name for ever.

I will bless you day after day and praise your name for ever.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion, slow to anger, abounding in love.

How good is the Lord to all, compassionate to all his creatures.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,                                                   and your friends shall repeat their blessing.

They shall speak of the glory of your reign and declare your might, O God.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

The Lord is faithful in all his words and loving in all his deeds.

The Lord supports all who fall and raises all who are bowed down.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

Second Reading:

A Reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Your interests are not in the unspiritual, but in the spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his home in you. In fact, unless you possessed the Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him, and if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you.

So then, my brothers, there is no necessity for us to obey our unspiritual selves or to live unspiritual lives. If you do live in that way, you are doomed to die; but if by the Spirit you put an end to the misdeeds of the body you will live.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation   (Please stand)

Alleluia, alleluia!

Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,

for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel  of St. Matthew:

Jesus exclaimed, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

‘Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

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